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This week, one of the mums in Maddie’s class gave me a plate of these cookies. They were so good. Too good for someone who is supposed to be on a diet! I have been wanting a soft, molasses cookie recipe for years. I had the mum send me the recipe, so here it is. Enjoy!

Michelle’s Molasses Cookies

3 oz/ 6T Crisco
90 g/ 6T butter
1 C brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
¼ C original molasses
2 ¼ C flour
2 t baking soda
¼ t salt
½ t ground cloves
1 t cinnamon
1 t ginger
1/3 C granulated sugar

Cream shortening, butter, and brown sugar. Add egg and molasses and beat thoroughly.
Combine dry ingredients except for granulated sugar; stir into molasses mixture.
Chill dough for at least one hour. Preheat oven to 375 F or 190 C.
Form dough into 1” diameter balls (or medium-sized pampered chef scoop). Roll each ball in granulated sugar.
Place on cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until just set. They should be soft. Do not over-bake. Makes approximately 33 cookies.